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Subject: George Charles Gowan/McGowan
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 100 02:12:16 GMT


> Dear Cousns,
>
> An elderly friend is seeking to find information about her grandfather. She
> has been searching for 12 years, believe it or not.
>
> I would appreciate advice from "those in the know" how they would approach
> the search. It means a very great deal to the lady to find "Clayton", as she
> calls him - the grandfather you have when you're not having a grandfather.
>
> Facts as known:
>
> Charles Joseph Shields MacGowan also known as George Charles Gowan.
>
> Born, it is believed, 17th December, 1854 either England or India. Died
> 1912, aged 59.
>
> The obit. says he was a Capt in Bengal Staff Corp. His 2nd marriage cert.
> notes his father's name as John. Other info. suggests the father to have
> been a Lieut. General MacGowan of the British Army.
>
> He had a sister named Margaret (oral history). By his first wife, he had a
> son named Charles Shields MacGowan, born India or Singapore 1886, died 1913
> South Australia. He married a Ms Freeman secondly in Perth, Western
> Australia and arrived in that colony about 1890.
>
> I would appreciate any help for this dear lady. It would mean a lot to her.
>
> Gail Dodd in Western Australia
>

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